Enterovirus 68 may be tied to kids’ paralysis, study finds

March 31, 2015 1:41 AM

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Enterovirus 68 may be tied to kids’ paralysis, study finds

A new strain of a common respiratory virus may be responsible for partly paralyzing scores of children nationwide, researchers reported Monday.

Since August, 115 children in 34 states have developed polio-like paralysis in an arm or a leg. The virus, enterovirus 68, has emerged as a leading suspect.

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